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  1. Only an American could turn a theological argument into a tirade against “socialism”.
  2. If Jesus did not know the day and hour, then by definition, he did not know the mind of the Father on that subject. Maybe you put that down to the fact that he was speaking as the incarnate Second Person of the Trinity, or maybe you leave the seeming paradox unresolved.
  3. You are making no sense. I repeat to you the challenge I threw down to Matthew Duvall. If you have direct access to the mind of God, tell me the date of my death. Otherwise, case closed.
  4. Matthew Duvall’s splurg about God revealing his will, in general terms, in scripture, was irrelevant to whether his will for a particular individual can be known - which had been the question in debate. Except in the circumstance of a special revelation to that individual, it cannot be known. Even God’s general will can only be known insofar as he chooses to reveal it, so the idea that the Bible provides the answer to every question relating to the mind of God is fallacious.
  5. That God will accomplish his purposes is not in dispute.
  6. You miss the point. Joe Bloggs thought he was a saint, and therefore possessed eternal security, but he wrong about that. If Joe Bloggs can be wrong about that, anybody can, and therefore nobody can be sure that God has elected them for salvation. Perhaps it is not quite true to say that you cannot know if you are elect until you stand before God’s throne, but you cannot know until the very last second of life.
  7. Joe Bloggs was a Calvinist, and he considered that he was amongst God's elect. However, some years later he became an atheist, and was still an atheist when he died. Clearly, his earlier belief was mistaken, and he was never one of the elect. So he didn't know what he thought he knew.
  8. He predestines to either life or death without reference to his foreknowledge. The latter flows from the former.
  9. God has always known how they would choose. Quite right. But then he created them in the knowledge that they would choose in that way, when he could have created them complete with some alternative history in front of them. Ipso facto, he predestines them to either life or death.
  10. Presumably because they would want to say that God couldn’t have known what they would want - they hadn’t decided yet. Only that would make them Open Theists.
  11. That is just playing with words. If we can apply the most elementary logic, and draw out the implication of God not predestining somebody to eternal life, when the only alternative is death, God himself certainly can.
  12. That question can be slightly rephrased as, “Can God create a rock too heavy for an omnipotent being to move?” Since a rock too heavy for an omnipotent being to move is a self contradictory concept, the question is semantically gibberish, although syntactically correct. Much in the same vein as a square circle. That is not to mention that the question presupposes a god (small g) who apparently has muscles and is subject to gravity.
  13. Hän certainly is, and hän is without gender. If insults are the best you have got to offer, I think I might depart hither. 'Bye (In case you are wondering, hän is the Finniish personal pronoun for both male and female, so you would find it difficult making your argument in Finnish.)
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